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    Signs of Spring

    Just a quick snap in the garden without any forethought.

    Signs of Spring

    If I had involved some 'prethought' to this scene I would have produced a 'sanitised' version; but now, I rather like the idea of those crocus flowering above all that overwinter debris. Definitely not a prizewinner, but I find it cheerful when there is a cold wind outside.

    Brightened and deepened the parsley colour slightly and sharpened the flowers. Reduced the highlights a fraction which prints OK but it does appear a fraction overexposed on this cheap and uncalibrated monitor.

    (I have reduced the brightness a little from the default settings but perhaps I need to drop it a touch more)

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    Re: Signs of Spring

    Geoff - Nice "candid" image. I might have brightened it a little but that's the great thing about different photographers having different views. This would be a good image to illustrate some of the points of view expressed in the thread about digital photography, post-processing and art.

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    Re: Signs of Spring

    I have plenty of 'standard issue' photos of crocus on carefully controlled bare soil so I wanted to include more of the background here but keep it rather on the dark side to contrast with the brighter flowers. Maybe a touch more sharpening of the background may be an idea but I don't want to be competing too strongly with the flowers.

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    Re: Signs of Spring

    Geoff

    That's lovely. Them growing through the winter debris lends an informal, natural feel; i.e. not manicured.

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